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Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a … «Zen barn!»

This professional couple who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, describes her home «zen barn» with its wooden exterior of recup ‘ and minimalist design. The nature of materials used inside as on the outside soften the modern look of the barn, like the natural light flows through it from all directions. » The staircase, the courtyard and the landing of the second floor, located above the dining area space, provide a connection between the inside and outside «Observes designer Rick Shean Christopher Simmonds Architect firm. And although the design is contemporary furiously here, the neighbors have adopted and have even chosen to award him the prize for best new building of the community in October 2012.

Coup d ‘eye
location: New Edinburgh, Ottawa, Ontario
Area : 288 m? ; 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

Christopher Simmonds Architect

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

Christopher Simmonds Architect
One of the reasons Rick Shean think the house has rained most of the neighbors of its customers is the size of the structure. » It is not huge, so it integrates easily in the area. And its exterior appearance is warm «Says he. Industrial Axolight suspensions, functional but primarily decorative, add to its appeal from the street.

Lighting: Alteriors

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

Christopher Simmonds Architect
» This house is much inhabited by natural light, artistic and functional by design «, precise designer. » The light passes through the structure and changes the perception of space by reflecting on the interior materials to the outside. «

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

Christopher Simmonds Architect
Rick Shean use white oak centenary native southwestern Ontario, as well as aluminum has some places. » The studies have demonstrated that this wood was losing about 0.75 centimeter thick every 100 years. So we have before us years before it needs to be replaced , «He notes. The oak from a local supplier, The Wood Source.

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

Christopher Simmonds Architect
hanging storage furniture structure the play of geometric and graphic way. The rows of books, minimalist flower arrangement and Bell type suspensions coloree add a note to this part of the house.

Hanging Furniture: custom realized by CSA; Gross tray table: UrbanTree Salvage

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

Of metal suspensions SIGNED Tom Dixon overlook the central island of the kitchen, while feeding a long way to face the courtyard. Marvin has double glazing windows provide thermal insulation.

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

The floor is light concrete epoxy coated, an elegant material, low-maintenance and resists well to wear and footwear brands. This part of the house enjoys a maximum of natural light, even during the long Canadian winters.

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

Christopher Simmonds Architect
Ash wooden stairs give a warm look to the stairs, metal. A radiant floor heating warms the feet at all levels of the house.

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

A set of textures and tones confer a cozy wooded aspect grace this space has a clever contrast with the sobriety of walls, ceilings and white floors.

Visit Privee And the 1st prize is attributed to a ... "Zen barn!"

Christopher Simmonds Architect
» My client calls the house of work of art when he saw the wooden coating «Precise Rick Shean. » This is probably one of the greatest compliments that an architect can get one of his clients. «

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Comments: 3

  1.  
    Christopher Simmonds Architect 

    For some reason I can not add tags to the 3 pictures That People are ask asking question about so I’ll try to answer the question here. The Kitchen pendants are called «Void» and are produced by Tom Dixon:
    http://www.tomdixon.net/
    The kitchen faucet is by Kohler and s’intitule Karbon:
    http://www.faucet.com/kohler-k-6227-c11-cp-polished-chrome-karbon-articulating-kitchen-faucet/f563294

     

  2.  
    epaiuk 

    Hi,
    Could you tell us more about the concrete treatment?
    I love the look !!
    Thanks.

     

  3.  
    K.O.H. Construction Corporation 

    Very nice, you deserve the compliment and more. I do have a question in regards to the horizontal siding. Are you Concerned about wind driven rain and snow seeps That entre les horizontal seams and Possibly because rot.

     

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